Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Muslims across the country will observe the holy Shab-e-Qadr or Lailatul Qadr tonight (Wednesday night).
The Holy Quran was revealed on this night to show mankind the path of worldly and eternal emancipation.
The night is better than 1,000 nights as the angels and the spirit descend therein, by the permission of Almighty Allah with all decrees, according to the Holy Quran.
The devout Muslims traditionally observe the occasion through nightlong special prayers, milad, Quran Khwani, religious discussions at mosques and in their houses on this night.
Newspapers publish special articles while state-run Bangladesh Betar, Bangladesh Television and also private television channels air special programmes highlighting the significance of Lailatul Qadr.
A special munajat and waz mahfil will be held at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the capital Dhaka Wednesday night.
President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages greeting the countrymen and the Muslims of the world on the occasion.
“On this night, Almighty Allah opens up His store of blessings and forgiveness. Therefore, the significance of this glorified night is immense,” the president said.
Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said “I pray to Almighty Allah for continued progress, peace and welfare of our beloved motherland and the Muslim Ummah on this holy night.”
BBN/SSR/AD-15Aug12-12:30 pm (BST)